Christmas Around the House


Capturing Christmas around the house was so much fun this year; here are a few more images I can't resist sharing.



Since I have no place to put her, this gal is part of the family.



An Indian sari gift from my husband.



Lemon cypress, a favorite Christmas treat. More on this later.



The thrill of an amaryllis opening a little more each day.



My sister's lovely cookie gifts all the way from Oregon.



Fairy doll, knitted by Pauli, for daughter Oneita.



Favorite gift wrap- more on this later too.



This exquistie plum is actually a Christmas cracker! No I don't care what's inside, I won't open it. This handmade beauty comes from Tail of the Yak in Berkeley. 


Once I knew only darkness and stillness . . . my life without past or future . . . but a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness, and my heart leaped to the rapture of living.

~ Helen Keller



Our Other Christmas Tree


On FB they asked for more Christmas images, so here's our other Christmas tree.



This metal tree was a Smith and Hawken sale item when they went out of business a couple of years ago.



Just right for all my jewels,



and even little green pigs.





Not on one strand are all life's jewels strung.

~ William Morris 


Christmas Tree 2012


I always have so many plans of what and how I'm going to post here. If you only knew how many images and stories are in the queue. Well I decided to scrap it all, for the moment, and show you my Chirstmas tree.

On December 2, when I saw that beautiful 5-ft trees were going for $39, I had to have one. Never have we had a tree so early.   



I love collecting ornaments- having lots gives me an opportunity to try something new each year. Color blocking seemed to be the way to go this year.









I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for.

~ Georgia O'Keefe